Ricky Rouse Has a Gun

Ricky Rouse Has a Gun Named one of Best Graphic Books by Boston GlobeRick Rouse is a US Army deserter who after running away to China gets a job at Fengxian Amusement Park a family destination heavily inspired by We

  • Title: Ricky Rouse Has a Gun
  • Author: Jörg Tittel John Aggs Christopher Sprigman
  • ISBN: 9781906838829
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ricky Rouse Has a Gun

    Named one of Best Graphic Books 2014 by Boston GlobeRick Rouse is a US Army deserter who, after running away to China, gets a job at Fengxian Amusement Park a family destination heavily inspired by Western culture, featuring Rambi the deer with a red headband , Ratman the caped crusader with a rat s tail , Bumbo small ears and a big behind , and dozens of other originNamed one of Best Graphic Books 2014 by Boston GlobeRick Rouse is a US Army deserter who, after running away to China, gets a job at Fengxian Amusement Park a family destination heavily inspired by Western culture, featuring Rambi the deer with a red headband , Ratman the caped crusader with a rat s tail , Bumbo small ears and a big behind , and dozens of other original characters The park s general manager is convinced that Rick was destined to greet Fengxian customers, dressed as none other than Ricky Rouse This original graphic novel is a relentless action comedy, a satire of US China relations, a parody of Western entertainment, and a curious look at China a country that, once we look past its often outrageous copyright infringements, is a culture ripe with innovation and a unique, courageous spirit I loved Ricky Rouse Has a Gun, a comic filled with deaths and yet full of life Alejandro Jodorowsky A story as thrilling as it is bizarre a true original Bianca Bosker, The Huffington Post

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    1. Sarah Churchill

      I'll boil it down to its most basic parts so you know exactly what we're dealing with here; this is Die Hard in a ripoff Chinese Disney World. Does it make much sense? No. Is it intelligent? Not really. Is it packed full of clichés? Absolutely. Is it fun? I bloody well thought so!With tongue very firmly in cheek it delivers a satire that is both silly and bloody, taking iconic cartoon and film characters and thinly disguising them in terrorist form. You know which ones are the terrorists becaus [...]

    2. Sam Quixote

      I would love to have read the pitch for this book because I just did not get what the point of it was - all I know is, I was immensely bored while reading this and I didn’t like it one bit. This might be the worst satire I’ve ever read because it’s so inept.From the blurb: “(Ricky Rouse) is a relentless action comedy, a satire of US–China relations, a parody of Western entertainment, and a curious look at China—a country that, once we look past its often outrageous copyright infringe [...]

    3. Mike

      Loved this. If anybody who has read this gives it an overzealous, and frankly misunderstood, critique, then they have completely missed the point of this. Like the very form it is parodying, this is over the top and completely in your face. However, this is complimented by a warmth that runs throughout the story's core, as well as featuring well drawn characters and believable motivations. There is absolutely a place for comics that produce a po-faced critique of their subject matter, but this i [...]

    4. Tom Ewing

      An action comedy that's cleverer in concept (a knowing rip-off of Die Hard set in a Chinese theme park full of knowing rip-offs of other Western IPs) than in execution: the satirical aspects, and the commentary on US-China relations, drop away fairly quickly in favour of, well, doing Die Hard in a Theme Park and having a lot of fun with that. But they DO have a lot of fun with it (even if some of the action storytelling is a bit unclear) and if you don't go in expecting a quieter, sharper graphi [...]

    5. Sylvia Neiman

      This is a laugh a minute read, funny, moving and great satire. The art is brilliant and works really well with the story. The characters are flawed and amusing and the antihero Richard Rouse is as amusing as he is compelling (and sometimes to be pitied). I hope the publishers will bring out some merchandising as I would love to possess a Bumbo toy, and maybe a Ratman and a Ronald Ruck too. It makes you consider our relationship to China and at the same time it's cinematic storytelling that refer [...]

    6. John

      Dont let the strange title or even stranger cover art fool you theres a good story inside these pages.I wouldnt even know were to begin to summarize what transpires here but i will say this.Along with the laughs (and their is plenty of those) their is a really thought provoking story taking place.Not only does it shine light on the way the Chinese and Americans view things so very differently it also tells a story of the lengths a father will go to to ensure his families safety.The imagery of th [...]

    7. Paras Ghelani

      A noisy, colourful book with tongue firmly in cheek, Ricky Rouse Has a Gun manages to make salient points about early 21st century pop culture, Chinese power, appropriation of cultural artifacts and iconoclasm. The dialogue and artwork in the panels work well together and none of it feels contrived or overcooked. This is my first from selfmadehero, and I'm keen now to investigate the rest of their catalogue.

    8. Olivier Crachez

      This was an amazing read, a sophisticated satire but also a brilliant action adventure with characters that you care about and stellar art. It's extremely funny and doesn't let up. Bold, in your face and controversial, the author's voice and the artist's work in perfect unison to create a unique and relevant world and a bombastic story.

    9. Iain

      A rip-roaring rollercoaster of a read -literally at one point. Some laugh-out loud moments, many explosions, a high body count, some important commentary on copyright issues, and a villain only a neocon could love.

    10. Alex

      Entertaining read with nice art; not sure if the structure of the story itself was meant to be satirizing Americans for the same things that the book ostensibly satirizes the Chinese for, but whether or not it was, it came across as rather cliche. Still fun, though.

    11. Amy Fenton

      For my first graphic novel I really enjoyed it. A dark twist on the loved mickeyMouse. A great way to get into graphic novels

    12. Christine D

      Besides being delightful satire, the story actually almost made me cry. I don't know if it was because it was funny, sad, or poignant, but I nearly cried. This one's for you, Donald.

    13. John

      I loved RICKY ROUSE HAS A GUN and so did my teenage daughter. We both thought it was intelligent, moving, well-structured, and fresh. HIGHLY recommend,

    14. David Schaafsma

      I didn't spend vey much time on this book, which aspires to make some kind of commentary about intellectual property rights and how this plays out on the Chinese-American stage, especially with respect to Disney's iconic figures. Seems to side with the Chinese against Disney; Tittel in particular seems to hate Disney. His main character is a completely unlikable jerk, out of work, who takes a job at knockoff Chinese theme park modeled on Disneyland, where he walks around as Ricky Rouse and he ha [...]

    15. Peter Gasston

      Sorry to say that I didn’t enjoy this. Selfmadehero’s books are generally excellent, but this let me down. For a start, I couldn’t see the promised satire; I mean, it uses Disney characters, but I couldn’t see to what satirical end. Perhaps I didn’t get it. But no matter, perhaps I could enjoy the ‘Die Hard in Disneyland’ action.Unfortunately not. An unsympathetic lead surrounded by stock characters made it hard to root for anyone. I found the art scratchy and unclear, and often ma [...]

    16. Jörg Tittel

      “I loved Ricky Rouse Has a Gun, a comic filled with deaths and yet full of life." Alejandro Jodorowsky“A story as thrilling as it is bizarre a true original.” Bianca Bosker, The Huffington Post"the comics equivalent of a good Hollywood blockbuster." Richard Bruton, Forbidden Planet International"bonkers yet utterly brilliant action comedy." - SFX / Comic Heroes"Ricky Rouse Has A Gun is absolutely fantastic." John Freeman, DownTheTubes

    17. Derek Royal

      The book had a lot of potential -- the thematic premise of copyright and corporate branding, especially -- but it never really follows up on the promise. Also, there are way too many narrative gaps in this story, even going simply from action to action. It was confusing at times.

    18. Nuno

      Well produced, but movies, comics or books have explored to exhaustion the story emulated in this book. I would recommend this to anyone without a clue about Rambo, Die Hard, etc, but I doubt that person even exists.

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